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Feature Article - Security

Compliance Is Dead, Long Live Compliance!

Carol discusses how compliance requirements are not going away and, in fact, are increasing for some organizations.

Written by Carol Woodbury

Why am I talking about compliance? Compliance—in my opinion—is a tired term that was horribly over-used a few years ago. Every issue that security officers wanted to be resolved was somehow categorized as a “compliance requirement,” and every ad from all vendors—security-related or not—proclaimed the virtues of how their product solved your compliance woes.

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Feature Article - TechTip

TechTip: C# for RPGers - More List Methods and a String Surprise

Let’s continue to explore the List data type methods! I’ll also present a particularly useful string method that you’ll want to port to RPG.

Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira

The last TechTip introduced the List data type and explained a few of its (many) methods. This one will pick up where the last one left off. If you read the previous article, you’ll know that there’s an intruder in the list of IBM i names: “S/38” should be removed. Let’s start there.

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2017 IBM i Marketplace Revealed

IBM i is one of technology’s best-kept secrets, with little information available about what IBM i users are doing on this server. Even companies that use this technology struggle to explain to their own teams what IBM i stands for and who else is using it.
The IBM i Marketplace Survey—now in its 3rd year—was designed to solve this problem. Watch this on-demand webinar for the exclusive results of the 2017 survey. IBM i Champion Tom Huntington is joined by a panel of technology experts to discuss year-over-year trends and new insights. The panel will discuss:

  • What other platforms do you run alongside IBM i?
  • What programming and Open Source languages are you using?
  • What are your top IT issues?
  • What version of POWER and what OS level is most prevalent?
  • Are you expanding your usage of IBM i?
  • Is IBM i a good ROI?

The expert panel will provide industry insight and comments about the results. When the webinar concludes, you’ll get access to the full results.

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